We refrained from posting any fake links or jokey announcements for April Fool’s Day, so we’re not going to start now with any April 5 tomfoolery. You can trust us that the links below are legit good reads from the past week of film industry news and writings. No Rickrolling. Promise.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 1, 2019)

“Based On a True Story”: A History (via Jim Knipfel for News-to-Table)
Revisiting the first movie to use truth as a tagline.

Remembering Brit Withey, Heart of Denver Film Festival, After Fatal Crash (via Michael Roberts for Westword)
How the late artistic director of the Denver Film Society changed the city’s film festival and community.

Bob Rafelson Emerges to Reflect on His Feud-and-Brawl-Filled Career (via Josh Karp for Esquire)
Finding out whatever happened to the counterculture movie maverick who produced Easy Rider and directed Five Easy Pieces.

How George Harrison – and a very naughty boy – saved British cinema (via Nicholas Barber for The Guardian)
The “quiet” Beatle’s film producing legacy.

Why Good Actors End Up in Terrible Films (via Louis Staples for Vice)
We’re all trying our best, sure, but they can’t all be winners.

The Golden Age Of YouTube Is Over (via Julia Alexander for The Verge)
Why many new media content creators are starting to look elsewhere.


In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)

SAGindie’s April ’19 Movie Picks
The flicks our staffers are excited for this month.


New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Career (and life) advice from Richard Linklater (via The Royal Ocean Film Society)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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